Pelican, a global provider of artificial intelligence-powered payments and financial crime compliance systems for banks and corporates, has appointed Byron McKinney as trade finance compliance product manager in London.

McKinney has over 15 years’ experience across the trade compliance and commodity trade sectors. He joins from Accuity, where he had led the global trade compliance team since he started at the company in January 2017. There, he was responsible for launching Accuity’s North American dual-use goods application and its real-time vessel tracking product. Prior to this, he spent 16 years at Thomson Reuters in the commodity trade division, creating and designing digital products for the coal, gas and shipping markets in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

“Byron’s extensive trade compliance experience will further strengthen our financial crime compliance team, and I look forward to the contribution he will make in developing our PelicanSecure product suite,” says Pelican founder and CEO Parth Desai.

Leveraging its expertise in AI disciplines, Pelican provides trade finance compliance solutions, including document consistency checks, dual-use goods screening and red-flag indicators.